The Nigeria Police have deployed three additional Commissioners of Police to Ogun state to forestall break down of law and order and to ensure peaceful election.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of election duties, Jubril Yakubu disclosed this on Thursday during a meeting with stakeholders in Ogun state held at the Police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
Yakubu disclosed that former commissioner of Police in Osun, Fimihan Adeoye; Gbenga Adeyanju from Ondo and Yemi Agunbiade have been deployed to the state.
The deployment of the three Commissioners of Police to the state may not be unconnected to the violence that occurred at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally held on Monday. At the rally, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other APC leaders were pelted when the president raised the hand of Prince Dapo Abiodun to affirm his candidature as the governorship candidate of the APC in Ogun.
The Police also dismissed reports that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, had been removed. He said Iliyasu remains the Commissioner of Police.
The DIG who was flanked by Iliyasu and Adeyanju said, the police are ready for the elections.
According to him, the three Senatorial districts will be manned by the newly deployed commissioners of Police.
He revealed that Adeoye will be in charge of Ogun West; Agunbiade will be in charge of Ogun East while Adeyanju will be in charge of Ogun Central.
He assured the people of the state of security of lives and property, urging them to come out for en masse and vote during the elections.